Kuala Lumpur SF:  Juan Monaco def.  Kei Nishikori 6-2 2-6 7-6(4)
Another impressive comeback from Kei, but he choked away the victory when serving for the match at 5-3 in the final set with a few UE, and that let Monaco come back into the game, taking it to a tiebreak ending, and him to the Final. Kei would have been back ahead of Wawa in the rankings, but he didn't use this extremely good chance.
When it comes to backhand slices, Bernard Tomic is your man. This is the kinda guy who can slice bread with a tennis racquet and leave it in an edible state. Bernard's slice backhand isn't just a groundstroke; it's a complete overhaul of the very fundamentals and mechanics that build tennis. You thought Nadal could get high RPM? This thing has so much slice you'd swear you're playing in hurricane. Bernard's slice is the most lethal shot in sport. It'll hit you like a spiked drink in a Brisbane nightclub.